Understanding Homosexuality

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Counseling for Sexual Identity Concerns: A Measured, Careful, and Compassionate Approach

Focus on the Family

A statement regarding professional therapies for sexual identity concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions On Homosexuality

Focus on the Family

Here is a complete list of our Frequently Asked Questions on the subject of homosexuality.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Becoming the Woman God Made Me to Be

Linda Seiler tells her remarkable story of finding healing in Christ and restoration of her identity as a woman after many years of struggle with gender confusion and same-sex attraction.

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Answering Parents' Questions on Gender Confusion in Children

Glenn Stanton

To be human is to be gendered — male or female. And one of the most important jobs of a parent is to help their children develop as healthy boys or girls and into strong, confident men and women.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Accepting My True Identity in Christ (Part 2 of 2)

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield shares her dramatic testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ after living as a lesbian who was vehemently opposed to Christianity and the Bible. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Accepting My True Identity in Christ (Part 1 of 2)

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield shares her dramatic testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ after living as a lesbian who was vehemently opposed to Christianity and the Bible. (Part 1 of 2)

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'Is My Teen Struggling With Homosexuality?'

Jeff Johnston

Do you suspect that your teen is struggling with same-sex attraction? Read about how to respond in a loving and helpful way.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 2 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 1 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 1 of 2)

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What Is 'Gender Identity'?

God created us to reflect His image – male and female. Dr. John Money took the term “gender” and applied it to people. Now, people think of “gender” social construct that is fluid and changeable. Some think there are multiple gender identities.

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What Is ‘Gender Identity’?

Jeff Johnston

God created us to reflect His image – male and female. Dr. John Money took the term “gender” and applied it to people. Now, people think of “gender” social construct that is fluid and changeable. Some think there are multiple gender identities.

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How Did We Get To This Gender-Confused Place?

Jeff Johnston

Gender confusion is rampant and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activist movement has affected religion, pop culture, education, business and politics. “Sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are now privileged over privacy, safety and freedom.

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Keeping Your Family Safe in Public Restrooms

Jeff Johnston

Focus on the Family offers helpful guidance and ideas for keeping children safe in public restrooms. Parents can be educated and equipped, plan ahead, and act appropriately to deal with “gender identity” policies and laws.

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Do 'Gender Identity' Laws Affect Me and My Family?

Jeff Johnston

'Gender Identity' laws and policies affect everyone. From cities and states to businesses like Target, Macy’s or Planet Hollywood to federal agencies, those with any “gender identity” may use any public accommodations, threatening privacy and safety of others.

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Public Restrooms – Your Privacy and Safety

Jeff Johnston

Public accommodations laws now make restrooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms available to all based on “gender identity.” This Focus on the Family series explains how and why all are affected and what parents can do to keep themselves and their children safe.

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Who is Included in the ‘Transgender Umbrella?’

Jeff Johnston

The “transgender umbrella” encompasses an ever-growing, ever-changing list of “gender identities” and “gender expressions.” Any “gender identity” may use public accommodations and threaten the safety and privacy of children, women and men.

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I've become sexually involved with another woman. What should I do?

G. Harrison Jones

I never thought a homosexual relationship would be part of my life story. Bewildered, I am admitting that it is. If someone could address this complicated situation with truth from God's Word, I would truly appreciate it, especially where to go from here.

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Understanding Homosexuality: Eight Helpful Resources

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Here are eight helpful resources to help you understand and learn how to respond to homosexuality.

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When a loved one says "I'm gay"

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When a Loved One Says, "I'm Gay"

Grief—often profound and turbulent—is a common emotional response for many parents. Suddenly life seems totally out of control.

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Man sitting on side walk

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When a Loved One Says, ‘I’m Gay’: The Stages of Grief

Jeff Johnston

Grief—often profound and turbulent—is a common emotional response for many parents. Suddenly life seems totally out of control.

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9 Ways to Reach Out to a Gay-Identified Friend

Jeff Johnston

Many of us know someone who identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual, whether a co-worker, neighbor, or friend. We are often asked, “How do I witness to this person?”

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Homosexuality, Theology and the Church

The Bible teaches God's plan for marriage and sexuality, prohibiting homosexuality. We stand for truth and reach out in love to LGBT-identified people.

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A young man standing with his hand to his forehead, with the sun behind his shoulder.

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Freedom from Homosexuality – What’s the Controversy?

Jeff Johnston

Some people with same-sex attractions don't want to be "gay." People have the right to pursue change from unwanted homosexuality.

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Why We Support Therapy for Unwanted Homosexuality

Jeff Johnston

Homosexuality conflicts with God’s design for sexual expression. People should have the right to work with counselors to find freedom from homosexuality.

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More Understanding Homosexuality Resources

There are many issues regarding sexuality being faced by our culture nowadays. For a biblical perspective, look here.

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